IDEALS MTS - a modular training system for the future
With the increasing power of today's information- and communication technology new application areas have been opended in education and training. At the same time shrinking produciton and innovation cycles require ongoing lifelong learning and training. With the increasing availability ot the WWW, its usage for course distribution and delivery becomes more and more important. To meet the demand for flexible structures in learning and training to adapt to changing situation, the major goals are to increase overall efficiency in teaching and training and to improve learning efficiency. This includes support for self-driven learning, reduction of time and place restrictions as well as availability to wide audience. Within the European projects DEDICATED and IDEALS, the Interactive Graphics System Group (GRIS) of the Darmstadt University of Technology developed concepts and technologies to achieve these goals. These concepts and their realisation within the IDEALS project will be discussed in this paper.